Planning Online Learning

The following are suggested readings as a research-informed introduction to theory and practice of online learning.

Community of Inquiry: Theoretical framework represents a process of creating a deep and meaningful learning experience through the development of three interdependent elements – social, cognitive and teaching presence. [Situative Perspective]

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK): This model explores required teacher knowledge and the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content, Pedagogy and Technology. [Integrative Perspective]

Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning: Implications for Design Principles: Research on cognitive processes by Mayer, R. E. and R. Moreno [Cognitive Perspective]

Learning to Teach Online

Learning To Teach Online – Video Collection: University of New South Wales awarding winning video series includes interviews with experts across a range of disciplines.

Creating the Online Learning Environment/Learning Module: A UBC resource providing a comprehensive overview on topics related to creating online learning environments

Redefining Teaching: The Five Roles of the Online Instructor: Colorado State Blog post on shifting our thinking on roles

Teaching Assistants' Training Program

For information on graduate student and Teaching Assistant professional development and job training, please visit the TATP for resources, events and more.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Enroll in the SoTL Hub to access resources, share ideas and engage with your U of T community.

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